Friday, June 10, 2016

Guess What The Most Expensive Age Is, Medically Speaking

My mother is 85 years old. Despite avoiding vigorous exercise for more than half a century, her coronary arteries are as clean as a surgeon's scalpel, her blood pressure is the envy of her St. Paul neighborhood, and her blood sugar is better controlled than Barack Obama's temper. You don't usually live to age 85 without good habits or good genes. But someday–hopefully many years in the future–she will probably get sick. Her health will decline and she will start spending more time in doctors' offices, maybe even require hospitalization.

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